Wednesday, September 25, 2013

In The Kitchen: Cider Glazed Chicken with Browned Butter Pecan Rice

Beloved Fall has finally arrived with its cool damp mornings and beautiful harvest fruit.  Most notably... apples!  Heading over to Eckert's to pick apples is one of our favorite family activities, regardless of how old the boys get

I stumbled upon this Cooking Light recipe for Cider-Glazed Chicken with Browned Butter Pecan Rice last week and found the perfect opportunity to finally make it for my family last night when our neighbor gifted us with apples and cider from a local Farmer's Market. 

Hands down, this recipe is a must share-   DELICIOUS!  It incorporates wonderful flavors for the Fall season and is super easy to execute.  Sure winner.

Hint: I replaced 1 cup of water when making the rice with cider.  I also added diced tart apples to the rice during Step #3 and doubled the Cider Dijon glaze as it cooks down and caramelizes significantly. Once we laid the chicken atop the rice, I added a small drizzle of glaze over both.